Elijah McGuire
Projection
Round 6-7
Grade
C
6.40
Quality Backup

Elijah McGuire

Running Back
Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 5-10
  • Weight: 214
  • 40-Yard: 4.53
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very productive. Averaged more than 1,000 yards rushing per season in his four years in school. Good hands and very effective as a receiver. Not fast but quick. Has a thick frame that allows him to run with strength inside. Can find the cutback lanes.

Weak Points

More a reacting runner than instinctive. Fails to see some open areas at times. Not a great after-contact runner, and not the most elusive guy.

The Way We See It

A smaller, quicker-than-fast running back. While he isn't coming from a Power 5 school, Louisiana Lafayette is an excellent program that has produced a number of NFL players in recent years. McGuire is productive, although he leaves some yards on the table as his vision is average. He is very reliable as a receiver and the "James White effect" we saw in Super Bowl LI will help him and players like him. While I don't see him as a starting NFL back, he can be a role-playing, situational back. Has to prove he can play on special teams.